The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 100 70 58
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 26 56 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 2.31% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.04% 11.16% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 29
Average daily rate
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£200 £160 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £129 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.50 £66.10 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.98
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.39%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
516 502 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.95% 20.74% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 232 268
Average daily rate £386 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 46
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 11 £238 -13.63% 4
Bracknell -9 5 £200 +33.33% 1
Slough 0 2 £360 +200.00% 1
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (72.31%) Windows 7
3 34 (52.31%) Security Cleared
4 33 (50.77%) Active Directory
5 31 (47.69%) Microsoft
6 23 (35.38%) MS Office
7 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 17 (26.15%) Migration
9 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
9 16 (24.62%) MSI
10 15 (23.08%) DV Cleared
11 14 (21.54%) Application Packaging
11 14 (21.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (18.46%) Windows 8
13 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (15.38%) Application Discovery
14 10 (15.38%) SCCM
14 10 (15.38%) ITIL
15 9 (13.85%) SQL
16 8 (12.31%) VB
17 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
17 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (10.77%) DNS
17 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2003
18 6 (9.23%) Clustering
18 6 (9.23%) VMware
18 6 (9.23%) Validation

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (6.15%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (3.08%) Lync
6 2 (3.08%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (35.38%) MS Office
2 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
1 7 (10.77%) DNS
2 6 (9.23%) DHCP
3 5 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (3.08%) VPN
4 2 (3.08%) LAN
4 2 (3.08%) VoIP
5 1 (1.54%) WAN
5 1 (1.54%) Wireless
5 1 (1.54%) VLAN
5 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) MS Access
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) DB2
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) MSI
2 2 (3.08%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.08%) French Language
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Applications Packager
2 13 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.23%) Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.62%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) IT Support
8 3 (4.62%) Help Desk Technician
9 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support Specialist
9 2 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.08%) WSH
3 1 (1.54%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.23%) Clustering
3 5 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.15%) Replication
4 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.54%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (72.31%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.46%) Windows 8
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (7.69%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Migration
2 10 (15.38%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Application Discovery
3 6 (9.23%) Validation
4 5 (7.69%) Release Management
5 4 (6.15%) High Availability
6 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.62%) Software Delivery
7 2 (3.08%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.54%) WFM
8 1 (1.54%) Resource Management
8 1 (1.54%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.54%) Analytics
8 1 (1.54%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.54%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) SQL
2 8 (12.31%) VB
3 4 (6.15%) VBA
4 3 (4.62%) VBScript
5 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (52.31%) Security Cleared
2 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 15 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.69%) MCTS
6 2 (3.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
7 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.54%) MCITP
7 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 33 (50.77%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.62%) vSphere
5 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.08%) XenApp
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) SCCM
2 4 (6.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.54%) WSUS
4 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (47.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) VMware
3 4 (6.15%) HP
3 4 (6.15%) McAfee
4 3 (4.62%) Citrix
4 3 (4.62%) Remedy
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco
5 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.54%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.54%) ProCurve
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £18 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £230 - £330 per day + competitive
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